The Art of Courtly Love

The Art of Courtly Love by Andreas Capellanus is a manual from the 12th century on how Medieval, Northern Europeans should love. It might be a satirical manual, but then it might earnestly explain how to tell what's real. Capellanus’ ideal relationship is hyperromantic, but, then, possible. Book Two: On the Rules of Love, Excerpts:… Continue reading The Art of Courtly Love

Book Review: Autobiography of a Yogi

The inner title page of this book quotes John 4:48: “Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.” This is fair warning. Autobiography of a Yogi includes some stories that seem like dream-fantasy, unbelievable, like maybe Yogananda’s hallucinated most of his life. But John 4:48 is like Picasso, saying, beautifully, “Everything you can… Continue reading Book Review: Autobiography of a Yogi